APG Announces FS-410-HT High Temperature Upgrade

APG's Series FS-410 Miniature Stainless Steel Float Switches, now with High Temperature ranges

LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) announces the FS-410-HT, a high temperature upgrade for the Series FS-410 Miniature Stainless Steel Vertical Float Switch.

Series FS-410 are already versatile switches, compatible with a wide range of liquids and pressures, and carrying CSA and NSF certifications. And now, with the High Temperature option, FS-410-HTs can handle up to 500° F (260° C)! No one else on the market can match 100 W and 500° F in a switch that’s just over 2.3”.

APG Introduces the new Series FS-500 Stainless Steel Horizontal Float Switches

APG's New Series FS-500 Stainless Steel Horizontal Float Switches

LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces the new Series FS-500 Stainless Steel Horizontal Float Switch.

Series FS-500 are durable, versatile float switches with a wide range of usage and applications. Three fitting configurations and two temperature ranges—all carrying CSA approvals—make the Series FS-500 an easy choice for OEM, water and wastewater, and chemical applications. Series FS-500 switches are rated for 100 W at both Standard Temperature (up to 368° F / 187° C) and High Temperature (500° F / 260° C) ranges. With their compact size, stainless steel wetted materials, and reversible switch orientation, FS-500 switches are go-anywhere, use-everywhere horizontal float switches

Three Advantages Gained By Using the FS-400 Vertical Stainless Steel Float Switch

liquid storage tanks in a fieldEverybody is looking for an advantage. Business are constantly trying to get a leg up on their competitors on performance, quality, or reliability (or all three!). And it is often in the small things, the details, where these advantages can be won and lost. Float switches are, by nature, small things, but the right float switch can give you tremendous advantages. Take the FS-400 Stainless Steel Vertical Float Switch, for instance. Compared to other float switches, the FS-400 has several advantages. Let’s take a look at three.

Three Reasons the FS-410 Excels in Small Space Level Monitoring

Night lights at an oil refineryMany things in life come with trade-offs, often on a size-versus-functionality continuum. At one end, extreme size dictates reduced functionality; similarly, optimum functionality necessitates specific sizes. This works for vehicles—maximizing for speed or cargo requires size constraints—and it is often the case in level monitoring. However, level monitoring in tight spaces doesn’t have to mean sacrificing quality. The new Series FS-410 Miniature Stainless Steel Vertical Float Switch is made to provide big performance in small spaces.

APG Introduces the new Series FS-400 and FS-410 Stainless Steel Vertical Float Switches

APG's New Series FS-400 and FS-410 Stainless Steel Vertical Float Switches

LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces two new float switches, the Series FS-400 Stainless Steel Vertical Float Switch, and the Series FS-410 Miniature Stainless Steel Vertical Float Switch.

The Series FS-400 and FS-410 are versatile switches, compatible with a wide range of liquids, temperatures, and pressures. They feature all stainless steel wetted materials, user-reversible logic function, and high operating temperature ranges. With max capacities of 60 W and 30 W respectively, the FS-400 and FS-410 can both handle up to 120 VDC or 240 VAC. Installation is simple with NPT mounting and a hex nut. The Series FS-400 Stainless Steel Vertical Float Switch and Series FS-410 Miniature Stainless Steel Vertical Float Switch offer set-and-forget ease of use in all the places you need them.

The Best Preventative Maintenance For Your Water Tank Float Switch

The best maintenance for mission-critical equipment is preventative maintenance. You know what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, and there’s no emergency scrambling. The necessary system downtime pays for itself in on-going system reliability.

But hands down, the best preventative maintenance isn’t done during scheduled down time, or any time after installation. It’s done when you buy your equipment.

Float Switch Installation Wiring And Control Diagrams

control wiringHow do I install and wire my float switch? Where can I find a float switch circuit diagram? Where can I find a float switch wiring diagram? You asked, and today, we answer.

Wiring a float switch isn’t necessarily hard, but it can be a little confusing if you don’t have a visual aid or two. Remember that what you’re wiring is a means of turning things on and off. Thinking carefully about when you want something off, and when it should turn on, will help you as you visualize the wiring and apply the schematic to real world control.

We’re going to look at a progression of straightforward pump control arrangements using float switches. We’ll look at single and double switch arrangements and how to wire them, and then look at equivalent circuits using Kari series float switches.

I Say Duplex, You Say Tandem, Let’s Call The Whole Thing Pumped!

pipes and pumps at a pump stationIf you ask the internet about duplex pumps (What are they? How do they work? Why would or should you use them?), you will get a variety of answers.

Some sound like they are talking about two pumps, usually with a shared source, that may or may not work together. Others sound more like two offset pumping mechanisms in one mechanical unit. That’s two very different concepts to be linked by one name.

So which is it? Are they interchangeable? Does it matter? Let’s take a look.

Float Switch Installation: Step-by-Step Wiring Instructions

kari float switch miniature modelControlling pumps with your standard cable suspended float switch is honestly a pain in the neck. You’ll need at least two of them to get the job done, with a controller that handles all the logic. You have to tie them to some conduit to keep them from getting tangled. And the failure rate isn’t that great either.

Most maintenance technicians expect them to fail two or three years into service.

That’s why the Kari float switch is so awesome. It can have up to four switch points in a single float, built-in hysteresis to handle the logic, and doesn’t need to be secured to conduit since you usually only need one.

And they last a very long time. Some Kari Float Switches have been in service for over 20 years.